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Doyenne d'Ete Pear

Pyrus communis
The earliest ripening pear useful for extending the season.

Origin: France 1600

Pollination:  Doyenne d'Ete is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Pear Trees

Doyenne d'Ete Pear Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Pyrodwarf - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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History and description of Doyenne d'Ete

Raised by the Capucin Monks at Mons, Belgium c 1700.

Small, bergamotte to oval shaped fruit. Smooth, bright green skin ripening to pale yellow. Brownish red flush and faint stripes. Little russetting. White, smooth, juicy flesh with little flavour.

Small, compact upright tree. Reliable, heavy cropper. It is the earliest pear to ripen and a useful addition to the garden for extending the season. Ripens very quickly once picked.

Main characteristics of Doyenne d'Ete

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Late July
Season of use  July-Aug

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  14
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Laxton's Early Market
Other names  Doyenne de Juillet, Jolimont Precoce